Penn High School hosted the St. Joseph District event on March 8th-10th where 42 robotics teams from across the state traveled to compete. In this year’s game, Destination Deep Space, two competing alliances collected as many cargo pods as possible and prepared their spaceships before liftoff. Penn Robotics finished qualifications matches in second place winning 9 out of our 12 matches, but did not progress past quarterfinals. However, we were so excited to receive the prestigious Chairman’s Award for the third year in a row at the district level! With this victory, Team 135 will be competing at the State Championships held in Kokomo next month.
In addition, Team 135 members had the opportunity to interact with numerous people who visited the district event over the weekend. Most notably, FRC teams and spectators were surprised with an appearance from the President of FIRST, Don Bossi, as he visited our school and facility. Bill Binko, founder of ATMakers and our partner in Mission to Engineer, traveled to northern Indiana from Florida and even invited Ella Hunt and her family to visit our event.